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e breaking breaking news. afghanistan crash. nine americans are killed as a helicopter goes down just north of kandahar. making it the deadliest year for international forces since the war began. angry americans. a new report declare it is recession officially over. but many of us are not feeling it. even taking on the president himself. >> i'm one of your middle class americans. and quite frankly, i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you, defending your administration. >> we'll talk live with one of president obama's closest economic advisers. and biting convention. they've taken over our homes and hotels, theaters and stores. bedbugs are big business. we're live at the first ever bedbug summit. early this tuesday morning,
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bedbug summit. early this tuesday morning, september 21st, 2010. captioning funded by cbs another gorgeous morning here in the city as it's almost fall. good morning, everybody. i'm harry smith. >> i'm maggie rodriguez. we begin with breaking news, a sad story out of afghanistan. another deadly morning for nato troops, specifically, our troops. nine service members and one afghan soldier killed in the southern part of the country. maggie clark is in kabul this morning. what can you tell us about those aboard the helicopter? >> reporter: well, according to nato sources, early reports indicate that all nine are believed to be american and they were on a special forces mission. the crash happened around 4:00 a.m. in southern afghanistan. sources say it occurred in zabul
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province north of kandahar, a taliban-dominated region. there was no enemy fire in the area when the helicopter went down. and the cause of the crash is under investigation. many of the covert operations happen at night. the goal of these missions are to hurt taliban activities, either hunting high-value commanders or finding caches of drugs and weapons. helicopters are essential in the afghanistan mission, the country's mountainous and the roads littered with roadside bombs but helicopter crashes have happened in the past. last october, two crashes left 14 americans dead. this year has been the deadliest for americans and only september. nearly 40 have died this month alone. maggie? >> mandy clark in kabul, thank you. we'll continue to follow the story throughout the broadcast. 7:02. here's harry. a report says the great recession is over. according to a non-profit
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research group, the recession began in december of 2007 and ended in june of 2009. but a lot of americans are still suffering its effects and taking it out on president obama. senior white house front bill plante has more. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning, harry. if there was any doubt that most of america doesn't yet feel things improving, listen to what a frustrated voter had to say to president obama at a cnbc town hall meeting. >> i'm one of your middle class americans and quite frankly i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of you defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that i voted for and deeply disappointed with where we are right now. i have been told that i voted for a man who said he was going to change things in a meaningful way for the middle class the i'm within of those people and waiting, sir. i'm waiting. i don't feel it yet. >> reporter: on the defensive, the president responded by outlining some of his
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administration's accomplishments but admitted that things aren't where they need to be. >> as i said before, times are tough for everybody right now. so, i understand your frustration. but what i am saying is that we're moving in the right direction. >> reporter: but the president knows that the only real answer is providing jobs and that saying the recovery takes time doesn't play well with voters. >> and what i'm really hoping to hear from you is several concrete steps that you are going to take moving forward that will be able to reignite my generation, the youth bessette by student loans and i really want to know, is the american dream dead for me? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: that disillusionment is echoed on main street from both sides of the aisle. >> disappointing, unbelievably disappointed. >> in what? >> from both sides. i feel like nothing changes an enso there's no point, really. everything will stay the same. no matter what i do.
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i could for or against and stay the same. >> reporter: so the reality is that improving statistics aren't very convincing to voters worried about jobs and that is the reality the president and his party face going into the november elections. harry? >> bill plante, thank you very much. >> all right. maggie. >> thanks, harry. the average american may be skeptical of an economic recover but the reaction of wall street shows that investors are optimistic. let's go to cbs news business and economic correspondent rebecca jarvis at the new york stock exchange this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we know how much the great recession battered down stock, well, yesterday stocks responded positively to the news it is behind us. the dow on track for the best september in 71 years, but still, as we all know, the struggles on main street, they do persist. and we're seeing that in the issues that the great recession raised for all of us, it wiped
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out $7.3 million american jobs. 21% of our net worth was wiped out between december of 2007 and june of 2009. the official end of the recession. and economists believe it will take significant amounts of time just to regain the prerecession levels on the employment front. in fact, some economists believe it takes as long as 2013 just to get back to normal employment levels in this country. another key in all of this is housing prices and wall street will be watching a bunch of data this week on that. maggie? >> all right. rebecca jarvis at the stock exchange, thank you. joining us from washington with more on how the white house plans to turn the economy around is the new head of the u.s. consumer financial protection agency, elizabeth warren. good morning. >> good morning. >> let me ask you before we get to the particulars of your job and the creation of this agency, i just want to ask you a philosophical question because
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you have spent a good time of your professional career studying the middle class and quite frankly worrying about the middle class. as we get this kind of news that we got yesterday that the recession was over, so many people in the middle class are saying, it doesn't feel like it at my house. when do you think it might feel like it at our house? >> well, we have to remember that we have a problem in the middle class that didn't just start in the fall of 2008. we have a problem that's been under way for 30 years of squeezing, chipping, hitting on the middle class. flat wages. rising core expenses. families reached a point where they couldn't save. they turned to credit and the credit industry has drained billions of dollars out of their pockets. so, it's a -- it's going to take time to rebuild the middle class. that really is part of the problem here. we're starting now with this new
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credit consumer credit bureau and that's going to be one piece of it. i hope it's going to patch a big hole in the bottom of the economic boat. but there's still work to be done in a lot of areas on wages, on housing. on student loans. on retirement security. it's not just one thing that went wrong and it's not just one thing that's going to fix it. >> can these industries really be regulated by rug laegulated much pressure for you to do as little as possible. this is a giant tug of war in the days going forward to see who gets control. >> you know, i'm not a washington person. i never really wanted an i don't know here. i had this idea for this agency and thought that's it. you know, other people will take care of it. the president asked me to come here and to start to work immediately. not to worry about titles, not to go through all that business but to start to work to set up
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this agency to start pushing back. and that's exactly what i intend to do. and i intend to do it as hard as i can. >> by charging you with creating this agency, is this the best compromise possible? because a lot of people wanted you to head the agency and they said, well, you are not confirmable. >> you know, i don't know the politics. but i don't see this as a compromise at all. there was one option and that was to go the confirmation route an i'm told that would take about a year and i couldn't do any work on the agency and this is the part that amazes me. i wouldn't be allowed to talk about it. or, i could not have that title and i could get to work right now. and so, i said to the president, i want to go to work right now. i don't care what you call me. let me go to work and let me try to help and when i'm no longer any help, i'll leave. >> elizabeth warren, thank you very much for taking the time to
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speak with us this morning. >> thank you. >> do appreciate it. >> so important to point out that the organization that deemed the recession over is very careful to say it may be over but the economy is not recovering. that was a by the way that's important as americans to realize. >> slow recovery. >> we could dip into another recession which we all hope won't happen. 7:10, here's erica hill with a check of the headlines. good morning. >> good morning to you and everyone at home. two people are recovering this morning they're in a hospital following a shooting at ft. bliss in texas. officials at the post near el paso say a person opened fire yesterday afternoon at a grocery store. the post commander says two wounded people were taken to the hospital but would not discuss their condition. the shooter was killed by responding officers. the washington state woman who confessed to an acid attack hoax is facing charges. an arrest warrant is issued for 28-year-old bethany storr o. she claimed a stranger threw acid on
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her face last month but she admitted she was suicidal and she herself had wiped acid on her face using drain cleaner. yesterday she was charged with three felony counts related to the $28,000 in donations she received. >> thing a ra va or the is that the defendant miss storro took the money of victims acting as good samaritans giving the money. >> court documents show she spent $2,500. the parents plan to return all of the money. singer aretha franklin's son was severely beaten last night a. spokeswoman said eddie franklin was attacked at a gas station in detroit and was taken to the hospital. in washington today, transportation secretary la hood is hosting the second national distracted driving summit. this is still a deadly problem in america.
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cbs news correspondent whit johnson joins us with more. whit, good morning. >> reporter: erica, good morning. since last year's summit, 12 states banned texting while driving but new numbers show people aren't getting the message. distracted driving continues to kill thousands each year. >> ahh! >> reporter: this video shows the problem in action. drivers talking or texting on their cell phones before losing control. >> oh [ bleep ]. >> reporter: it is distracted driving that led to 5,500 fatalities, 16% of all deadly collisions in 2009, nearly 450,000 were injured. >> i have lost my son. my beautiful, wonderful son who i loved more than life. >> reporter: bob's younger son eric riding a bike in july 2009 when he was struck from behind by a truck going 60 miles per hour. cell phone records show the driver may have been texting at the time of the crash. it happened on a long stretch of california road. a place where bob still visits
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to talk to his late son. >> i tell him i miss him. that i'll try to carry. >> reporter: eight states plus the district of columbia prohibit drivers from using hand held cell phones, 30 states and d.c. have laws banning texting while driving and oprah taken on the cause. >> rising up together and putting an end to distracted driving. >> reporter: a star endorsement of a national issue, one that transportation secretary ray la hood says too many are still ignoring. >> epidemic because most americans have a cell phone or a texting device and they think they can use it anywhere they go. they have very dangerous habits. >> reporter: secretary lahood says if he gets his way there will be federal legislation to get cell phones out of the hands of the drivers and support of at least two u.s. senators speaking at today's summit.
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>> looking forward to the outcome of that. whit, thanks. in brazil, an investigation is under way into a collapse of
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>> 7:15 a. look at your weather. maggie? >> all right. dave, thank you so much. a unique showdown today in the senate of whether to reseal don't ask, don't tell. it's senator john mccain versus
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lady gaga. the senator wants to keep the ban but the world's biggest pop star throwing support behind the gays who want to serve in the military. michelle miller reports. >> doesn't it seem to be that don't ask, don't tell is backwards? >> reporter: lady gaga held court in a portland, maine, park calling for the repeal of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy, a controversial senate vote is set for later today. >> doesn't it seem to you that we should send home the prejudice, the straight soldier who hates the gay soldier? >> reporter: under the law, created in 1993, more than 13,000 soldiers have been discharged. david hall who escorted lady gaga to last week's video music awards says he is one of them. >> female cadet went to the commander saying i was gay. i made no comment. had a pilot slot and then they discharged me based off of what she said.
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>> reporter: lady gaga is more known for selling 50 million singles ander in outrageous outfits than political statements. ♪ but recently she's become more vocal with her political leanings, urging her twitter followers, she has a record 6.4 million of them, to write their senators over don't ask, don't tell. the current law bans gay soldiers from serving. and forbids military leaders from asking about sexual orientation. essentially encouraging gay troops to keep it secret. >> i thought equality meant everyone. >> reporter: 60 votes are needed to avoid a filibuster and repeal don't ask, don't tell. the singer known for being out there hopes her gay friends in the military will simply be allowed to be out. michelle miller, cbs news, portland.
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>> i think it's important to say, john mccain opposes this waiting for the study of impacting the troops concerni s right now. >> did it look like a fake nose? >> i didn't notice. >> okay. coming up here for us, probation revoked a. bench warrant for arrest. we'll see if lindsay lohan is ready to take responsibility for failing a drug test. also, so dirty and creepy, they have their own convention. we're live at the first annual bedbug summit. coming up on "the early show." stufy, make the call. ♪ [ dialing ] [ beeping ] [ beeping ] [ beeping ] [ eli ] it's go time. ♪ ♪
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good morning. it's 7:25. in the headlines, a vallejo man is under arrest after his girlfriend was found dead in a car at an american canyon apartment complex. police say the 39-year-old confessed to the murder. they say he feels driving around with a body in his car when he called his estranged wife to say he had killed his girlfriend. apparently, because she was breaking up with him. two separate attacks on women in an oakland neighborhood sunday night. the victims say they were robbed and then sexually assaulted. the incidents happened near lake merritt in relatively excluded areas. a thriller at the stick last night. the san francisco 49ers tied the new orleans saints with under 2 minutes left in the game but the defending super bowl champs got a field goal as the clock ran over.
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the 49ers turned the ball over four times of. saints had no turnovers. traffic and weather right after this. was "just plain wrong." that the people of california voted for proposition 13, which lowered taxes, which he opposed. and now he's going around taking credit for it. he raised taxes as governor of california. he had a surplus when he took office and a deficit when he left. he doesn't tell the people the truth.
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good morning. highway 4 reports of an accident westbound before bailey on the right shoulder. slow any way in pockets. you can see 16 miles per hour through antioch and again as you head through the pittsburg area. westbound 580 pretty much the same here. backed up all the way to 205. slow and go through the altamont pass. pockets of slowing approaching
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680, as well. still dealing with a trouble spot in san jose. almaden expressway is closed between harry and via valiente. this is due to a fatal accident. again, that area will be shut down for most of the morning. you can see south bay busy anyway on northbound 280 and northbound guadalupe parkway. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. forecast for this morning, expecting quite a bit of clouds out there. here's a look from our mount vaca cam where we have sunshine under way. yeah. sunshine for now. here's a look at our seven-day forecast. lower 60s expected today along the coastline with clouds. a mix of sun and clouds around the bay with highs in the upper 60s, mid-70s inland. these temperatures are cooler than yesterday. temperatures not really warming up as we head into tonight but take a look at what happens thursday, friday, saturday and sunday. that's what you call a warmup. 90-degree temperatures in the forecast friday through sunday inland. near 80 degrees around the bay. and near 70 degrees along the coast.
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it's a glorious morning here in our corner of the world in new york city. i hope it is, as well, where are you. welcome back to "the early show." >> good morning, everybody. coming up, the marines are battling a tough but tiny enemy. have you heard about this? bed bugs have been found in the barracks at camp lejeune. the nasty critters also shut down the big nike flagship store right around the corner from us here in manhattan. the infestation has gotten so bad around the country, there is a first-ever bed bug summit. and our consumer correspondent susan koeppen is there. she'll have a live report for us. >> that is a tough enemy to eradicate. it really is. also, a sleepy town in england is getting ready for what could be an unwanted birthday blowout. have you heard about this?
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this is a young girl who used her facebook account to invite some friends to her 15th birthday party. her mom says you can only invite a few. we don't have that much room. she forgets to make the evite private, though, and guess how many people rsvp? 21,000. the party is canceled but a lot of people say they're still going. we're going to talk to her. first at 7:30, lindsay lohan has been ordered to appear in court again, and she could even be sent back to jail for failing two recent drug tests. cbs news correspondent ben tracy has the latest on the troubled young star. >> i respect -- >> reporter: lindsay lohan broke down in the courtroom last july. now she's heading right back there. ordered to appear before a judge on friday morning, or she'll be arrested. >> this judge is going to be angry. i'm sure this judge is plenty mad. and could be mad enough to say, you're going back to jail, and then, when you get out, you're going right into rehab again. >> reporter: over the weekend, lohan showed up at an aa meeting
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after admitting that she failed two court-ordered drug tests. she reportedly had cocaine and amphetamines in her system. on her twitter page she said, substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn't go away overnight. this was certainly a setback for me. but i am taking responsibility for my actions, and i'm prepared to face the consequences. those consequences could be severe. the judge can send the 24-year-old back to jail for 60 days. this summer lohan spent 14 days behind bars, and 23 days in rehab. she was released early on the condition that she stay clean and sober. in this month's "vanity fair" the actress said she has learned from her mistakes. >> were you drinking? >> no. >> then why is your ankle bracelet going off? >> reporter: and just a week ago she poked fun at her problems on the mtv video music awards. but nobody is laughing now. the actress had hoped to resurrect her career by portraying 1970s porn star linda lovelace in a new movie that starts shooting in november.
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but now she may be too much of a liability. her comeback put on hold. >> that ship has sailed right now. her comeback story is not going to happen for at least another year. nobody wants to touch lindsay lohan. >> reporter: hollywood knows she can act. the question is can she finally get her act together? ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. >> joining me now to talk about those questions, cbs news legal analyst jack ford and clinical psychiatrist dr. dale archer. gentlemen, good morning to you both. jack, yesterday actually started to be a pretty good day for lindsay lohan. she finally settled that suit that she had against e-trade. >> different and difficult legal landscape for her. you'll remember this, it was a super bowl ad. very clever talking babies that we've seen in e-trade and one of the lines were, baby's talking about that milkaholic lindsay. she took personal offense to that, filed a lawsuit. we're told it was settled, it is over. reported that maybe a little bit of money changed hands, but that part of her legal problems were done. but there's a lot more coming up. >> new nightmare began when that judge issued the arrest warrant
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yesterday. to clarify that does not mean officers are going to show up at her house and put her in handcuffs. >> that's the kind of arrest warrant you usually see. basically the court said we're going to put a hold on this. it's out there. if you don't show up 8:30 friday morning for a hearing, then we will come get you and bring you in in handcuffs if we have to. but odds are she will be there friday with her lawyer. the question is what happens when she gets there. >> exactly. she could go back to jail, because if she violates her breaux bags the judge has made it clear she could go back to jail for another 30 days. but because she failed two drug tests, jack, does that mean he could actually sentence her to 60 days? >> it's a possibility. i don't think there's any doubt he's going to send her back to jail. the court systems won't have any integrity. they sent her to jail for the first time for 90 days and she did 14, they sent her to 90-day rehab and she did 22. i think the real question for the california justice system, is there any integrity to the sentencing structure? if i'm the judge i'm terribly upset by all of this. >> she kind of made a mockery of the justice system. >> in some ways the system has
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made a mockery of herself. when they say you leave, she's not going to say, no, no, no, i'll stay in jail. if they told her to leave there, it's not her fault that she left. but it is her fault that she violated this. and the big question is, will the judge say, your violation is a failure, or there are two separate failures that could be 60 days. >> and he may very well do that. but then the question, doctor, becomes, is that really in her best interest? should she be going back to jail or what she needs right now to go to rehab and stay in rehab for the full 90 days to have a shot at recovery? >> yeah, she needs rehab. i was the first one to say, when she violated probation, she needed to go to jail, a couple of months ago, because she felt the rules didn't apply to her, so it was a wake-up call. but then she goes to jail, she goes to rehab and she's only there for three weeks of a 90-day sentence. i don't understand that. i don't feel that she really had the tools to be able to
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[ male announcer ] quattron from sharp. you have to see it, to see it. [ takei laughs ] in this morning's "healthwatch," they're back, with a vengeance. bed bugs. in just the past couple of days new incidents of bed bugs have been reported everywhere from college dorms in pennsylvania and north carolina to the marine barracks at camp lejeune. and now a first of its kind bed bug summit is about to kick off in rosemont, illinois, outside chicago, where our consumer correspondent susan koeppen joins us live. susan, good morning.
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>> good morning, harry. this summit is not only sold out, it's going to be standing room only today. there is a waiting list to get in to this event. everybody seems to be here, the cdc, epa, the military, colleges, universities, everyone is bugging out about bed bugs, and everyone is looking for solutions. it's been the year of the bed bug. no bigger than an apple seed, these little blood suckers have caused big problems. taking another bite in the big apple this past weekend, when an infestation shut down niketown's flagship store in new york city. the latest addition to a growing list of retailers, corporations, even the empire state building, overrun by bed bugs. according to a study by terminex, new york city tops the list of the 15 most bed bug infested cities in the country, with ohio holding the lowly distinction of the most bed bug infested state. >> there are just many more
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places where bed bugs will be found. it's actually been building up over many, many years. >> reporter: experts say it's a pandemic. building for years, with no end in sight. how many cities in america have bed bugs? >> how many cities are there? >> reporter: philip cooper is ceo of bed bug central. which is hosting the first annual north american bed bug summit in chicago. a sold-out event. why so many bed bugs? >> nobody knows why there's so many bed bugs. >> reporter: in the past year, 95% of pest control companies have encountered bed bug infestations. the cost of eradicating the bugs has soared. topping $258 million in 2009. i'm in hotels every week. what are my chances -- >> huge. >> reporter: that i'm bringing home bed bugs. >> you're going to bring them home. >> reporter: on display here in chicago, the all-out assault against bed bugs from bags for your suitcase. so you trap the bed bugs in here? >> absolutely. >> reporter: to steamers for your mattress. and everything in between.
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is there light at the end of the tunnel? are we going to get rid of these little guys? >> yeah. at bed bug central we truly believe that there light at the end of the tunnel. the question is when. >> reporter: and getting rid of these little guys, not easy. about $2,000 or more for the average size home, if you get an infestation, harry. >> hmm. i dare you to open that up and drop it on the floor. >> no! >> i imagine there's a lot of bed bugs at the convention. are people concerned about bringing them home with them? >> you know, the guys here told me, you're going to find bed bugs. and you're probably going to bring them home. they're so serious about this, i want to show you something. >> please. >> they actually have an oven for your suitcase. you get home with your suitcase. you put it in here. you zip it up. you turn it on. it heats up everything and burns the bed bugs and kills them off. >> wow. >> scary, scary. >> 120 degrees.
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>> 120 degrees. >> all right. susan koeppen, good job. thank you very much. breakfast, lunch, and dinner. up next, a girl invites some friends on a facebook to her 15th birthday party, and about 21,000 people say, yeah, okay, we'll come. details on this social network snafu when we come back. >> "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by restasis. talk to your doctor about restasis lotion, 0.05%. [ woman ] i don't want to feel depressed.
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invite her friends to her 15th birthday party next month. but on facebook, there's only a one-click difference between inviting your friends, and inviting everybody. >> i forgot to click the private one. so now it's gone public. all over the world. >> reporter: within ten minutes, 2,000 people said they'd show up. within a short time, it got worse. >> since rebecca went, 21,000 guests turning up on the day. >> reporter: rebecca tried to take the invitation off the site. but by then others had copied it and posted their own. the family and police now fear the small apartment will be invaded. >> i'm dreading the fact that she actually put my address online. >> reporter: rebecca says she's learned a lesson. >> don't put anything public on that can cause you so much hassle. >> reporter: but the hassle may only have just begun. mark phillips, cbs news, london. >> and that is because people on facebook still say, they're going. there's a new facebook group that has 261 members so far who
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say, we're showing up. >> well, i bought tickets. and they're nonrefundable. >> i hate to tell you, but you got scammed. it was free. >> he was talking plane tickets. >> he said he's still going and says he's 23. i think it will be funny if we all show up. on the bright side she's got thousands celebrating with her. >> but there's no room in their neighborhood. >> i know. >> it's all a positive. >> could be a boost. >> we'll keep you posted.
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last night here in new york, the much-anticipated premiere of the sequel to "wall street," "wall street: money never sleeps," and the main man michael douglas was there. harry, you were there, as well. he looked a little thin, but overall, all smiles, all business. not even discussing his illness. but a lot of actors were, and we'll show you what they had to say, coming up. my doctor said most calcium supplements...
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and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
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police think o it is 7:55. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm sydnie kohara. police think one man is responsible for attacks on two women near lake merritt in oakland. they happened sunday night. they were robbed and sexually assaulted in secluded areas. pg&e has now posted maps showings the riskiest pipelines in the state. they are listed if they meet various criteria including whether there is construction nearby or pipe corrosion. politician pressured the utilities to make the list public. more than 100 people protesting a new jail on the peninsula. this is in redwood city last night. the six-story facility would be built in the heart of town. in addition to a main jail that already exists there. residents are concerned about
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your way on 280 northbound, really bogged down stop and go conditions 33 minutes from 101 to 85. also in san jose, almaden expressway still closed between harry and via valiente due to a fatal accident. expect delays in the area. 880 not bad. northbound a little sluggish at the coliseum. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. our weather this morning, a few more clouds until the bay area, cloudy skies looking out toward the transamerica building. conditions for the morning, clouds expected for the afternoon, sunshine inland, highs in the mid-70s, upper 60s around the bay and the lower 60s for the coastline with low clouds and fog. looking at the same temperature range for tomorrow, take a look at what happens thursday. we are warming up thursday the first full day of fall and temperatures will be pretty nice. friday, saturday, sunday, even into monday forget fall, going to feel like summer. mid-90s inland. 70s along the coast.
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welcome back to "the early show" on this tuesday morning, a nice crowd out here with us. i'm maggie rodriguez with julie chen and harry smith. hem oh to my fellow floridians. going to be a beautiful day here in new york. coming up, everybody's talking about wall street, the sequel. you saw it, right? >> last night. impressive. >> he is impressive. >> gordon gekko is back, hollywood's royalty. we all know unfortunately he's got a real-life battle against cancer going on right now. we'll look at his appearance last night at the premiere of the movie and also talk about how he's doing with this throat cancer. also ahead this morning it
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is getting more and more expensive to send your child to college. the average public university costs about $14,000 a year. that's just tuition. private university costs $35,000, $40,000 $50,000 or more. we've assembled an expert panel to see if going to college is worth it in the long run, especially if you're in a situation where you have to accumulate that. carrying that debt forward can really, really be a drag. the numbers bear out. you go college, you'll make more money than if you don't, but how do you make it really work in your family? we'll work on that with you this morning. >> great. >> that's important. also, who doesn't love jim belushi? do we not love jim belushi. >> yes, we do. >> foreyears he's made us laugh. moving from comedy to the courtroom in a new primetime legal drama called "the defenders" and he's here to tell us about his role as -- we love you! first let's go inside to erica hill standing by at newsdesk with a check of the
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headlines. good morning again, erica. >> good morning. in afghanistan a helicopter crash claimed the lives of nine u.s. servicemen and one afghan soldier. the black hawk uh-60 chopper went down in the southern part of country where coalition troops had been putting intense pressure on the taliban. no indication of hostile fire. this is the worst helicopter crash for coalition forces in four years. economists say the recession ended last year. for many american, though it is far from over. during a town hall meeting yesterday president obama got an earful from frustrated americans. >> i've been told that i voted for a man who said he was going to change things in a meaningful way for the middle class. i'm one of those people, and i'm waiting, sir. i'm waiting. i don't feel it yet. >> my goal here is not to try to convince you that everything's where it needs to be. it's not. that's why i ran for president. but what i am saying is that we're moving in the right direction. >> i need to you answer -- >> the president defended his
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record on the economy but warned there was no quick fix. criminal charges have been timed against the washington state woman who admitted an acid attack was a hoax. we're also learning more about her state of mind. cbs news correspondent betty nguyen has the latest. >> reporter: new reports explain why 28-year-old bethany storro disfigured herself and claimed to have been a victim of a ran didn't attack. in the affidavit released yesterday storro told police she was suiciding when she wiped her own face several times with drain cleaner a park restroom. then realized she could use her disfigurement to her advantage. >> why did this happen to me? and i'm okay. i'm sorry. >> reporter: storro claims she was attacked by acid from an african-american woman. shortly after the incident investigators became suspicious and interrogated storro. she admitted the injuries were self-inflicted saying when i realized it wasn't killing me, i thought, maybe this answer to all of my problems.
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to have a completely different face. storro is charged with three felony counts of second-degree theft for allegedly stealing some $28,000 in donations. >> and the aggravator is, that the defendant, ms. storro, took the money from victim whose were acting as good samaritans when they gave the money. >> reporter: storro's alleged lie may have a real victim. der ri velarde burned by acid days later in arizona in what may have been a goodcat attack. she appeared on "the early show" last friday shocked that the first attack was hoax. >> my initial reaction was it just couldn't be possible. you know? i thought, no. it's just got to be some rumor throughout or something. but i just thought -- i can't imagine someone doing this to themselves. >> we are deeply sorry for what happened. >> reporter: storro's parents apologized and pledged to return all the money raised in their daughter's name. betty nguyen, cbs news, new york.
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and police in colombia have a new jailbird in custody charged with tipping off drug dealers that the cops were coming. >> ah, lorenzo. lorenzo the parrot arrested last week during a drug bust for aiding drug traffickers by serving as their lookout. for the time being, at least, lorenzo is behind bars. crime doesn't pay, dave price. dave is standing by in the plaza with another check of the weather this morning. we should get you a weather bird. >> erica -- thank you. so you're telling me they arrested the bird? >> look, the bird was helping. he was trying to give the drug dealers an out.
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street" sequel and found plenty of co-stars to support him as well. >> reporter: michael douglas, accompanied by catherine zeta jones turned up at prepare me for the movie "wall street, money never sleeps." the actor was all smiles and all business despite a battle with stage iv throat cancer. >> he's a wolf. he's got a good, strong family. good strong support system. good group of friends. cancer picked the wrong guy. >> reporter: douglas did not talk on the red carpet but he spoke of a grueling battle with his disease. the actor is undergoing daily radiation treatment for the next two monltss and expects he will not be able to eat or speak in just two weeks. of his constant pain, douglas says, sores start forming in your mouth, then lesions and then you can't swallow. >> he's tired and it's hard. i think, to some degree, he's
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buoyed by the reception, the recognition and wants to do good for the disease. >> there's fortune to be made. >> reporter: douglas who reprises his role of gordon gekko in the "wall street" sequel learn odd his illness late july and first spoke about it with david letterman last month. >> i've got cancer. found out about it three weeks ago. >> reporter: determined to fight his disease, douglas' biggest fear is weight loss, especially dangerous for a person in his condition. >> he's dealing with it extremely well. >> that's the measure of a man when you get challenged like that and he's been fabulous. >> reporter: and at last night's premiere, the actor known for strong performances on screen, remains so in front of his fans. joining us now, bonnie full, she is editor in chief of hollywoodlife.com and our medical corner dr. jennifer act shonn. bonnie, you, of course, covered the premiere. what were the reviews that you
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got from your reporter about michael douglas? >> he looked fantastic. i saw the pictures myself. he looked robust. he was strong. he didn't look in any way sick. the only thing is, he didn't talk much. he was protecting his voice. >> because, as we know, you know, they can lose their voice from all of the treatment, doctor, right? >> absolutely. it can affect your voice. it can cause hoarseness but the important thing is impact on his nutritional status because with any treatment radiation to the throat it not only kills cancer but it kills or damages the healthy tissue around there also. being able to swallow, being able to eat, being able to drink will all be impaired, and his nutrition will suffer, as anyone knows fighting a chronic illness you need good nutrition. that's going to be his major struggle. >> amazing that he turned out for this, considering what he's going through. >> he looked determined. he had said he wanted to walk the carpet. he's proud of his work in the film, and it's a great film.
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he deserved to be proud member commands the screen. he's riveting. >> he's gone through so much, not own the diagnosis but his son is in prison. he's got this lawsuit from his -- >> ex-wife. >> -- ex-wife and yet keeping it altogether. you ask his wife she says he is still very much the rock of our family. >> that's right. you know, there's been photographs of him taking his daughter, who is 7, to school every day. he's trying to very hard to keep routine. and you know, the film is a lot about being a father and i think that's extremely important to him. in fact, there's even some word he may renew his marriage vows with katharine for their tenth anniversary coming up. >> he does have stage iv throat cancer. what does that mean? >> stage iv, out of four, there are four stages. you want your best chance for a cure comes from a lower stage. to be stage iv talking about head and neck cancer, based on two criteria size of the tumor,
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larger meaning more advanced, and also whether any lymph nodes have been involved. he has said that he has been given an 80% chance of cure, so that is -- that's definitely good news. likely means that no lymph nodes have been involved, but its a large tomb. >> he said, why should the doctors be wrong? very optimistic. >> your state of mind is so important when you're fighting chancer what are the risk factors for a tumor in the throat or the mouth? >> just being male increases the risk. men ten times more likely than women to be inflicted with head and neck cancer. age over 50. he's turning 6. then you can't control those things. things you can control, smoking, drinking and the human papilloma virus implicated in head and neck cancers. interesting enough if you have hpv in your head and neck tumor you do better with treatment, they tend to be more responsive to chemotherapy and radiation. that's possibly a good thing.
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>> everybody's rooting for him. >> everybody's rooting for him, his co-stars, everybody. >> nice to see. bonnie fuller, jennifer ashton. from laugh to the law, jim belushi is here to talk about his role as a las vegas attorney with unique sin city clients. you're watching "the early show" on cbs.
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well, if your were gambling on which new prime-time show will make it big this season, a good bet would be "the defenders." it's a drama about a pair of las vegas defense attorneys, and jim belushi plays nick morelli, a hard-nosed lawyer with a soft spot for his clients. >> they will bury this jury in charges. they'll confuse them. the jury is a wild card here, bud. they could give you 40 years. this plea gives you a chance to have a life. >> what kind of life is that? i didn't do anything wrong. >> look, you want to go into
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court tomorrow and tell them to shove it? we'll do that. but do me a favor, all right? sleep on it. >> jim belushi, good morning. >> good morning. >> your character is so likable. and the best part about it is that he's based on a real defense attorney in vegas. >> yes, there's a criminal law firm in vegas and they had a documentary done on them and basically cbs bought the rights and wrote the script for me and jerry o'connell. these guys are characters. >> do they really have a billboard of themselves? >> no. no they don't have a billboard. >> you see the big billboard. you're like, are these the types of lawyers that you see advertised on television? >> you know, these guys are in a different business. and you know, anything can happen in vegas. you know, you know there's more direct flights to las vegas from around the world than new york? >> sin city. >> sin city. and people have that great feeling of, of indulgence and fun.
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and when you cross the line in vegas, if it happens in vegas, call 1-800-555-1213, you're going to need an attorney. >> what have you learned about the legal system in vegas? >> it's tough. the state of nevada is very tough. very conservative state. again, it has this great feeling of freedom in vegas. but, if you cross the line, if you get into that court system, they're very conservative. i mean, think of it, nevada's done better at putting away california criminals than california. i mean, we couldn't put o.j. away. nevada did. paris hilton met trouble in l.a., and now nevada's closing in on her. i mean it's a tough state. >> don't cross the line. >> you're going to need attorneys, believe me. >> you know, i noticed while watching this last night, the pilot, there's great chemistry between you and jerry o'connell. >> jerry o'connell is a ball. >> are you guys friends in real life? did you know each other before this? >> i met him once. i'd done a commercial with his wife, or it was a fantasy
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sequence where i was sending her a car and in the fantasy i walk over and kiss her. then the fantasy breaks, and when we flew back to las vegas together i met him. i think he was a little jealous because i kissed his girl. >> well rebecca is hot, hot, hot. >> and he goes, oh, it was only first base. >> and i go oh, you know, you can get stuck on first base for a long time, jerry. we got along fine since then. >> it shows. it looks like you guys have been, you know, you play law partners and buddies, and it's almost like you guys are brothers. >> well, we hung out a lot and smoked a lot of cigars and drank a lot of beer right before the show and created a real, natural friendship and we just carried it right on. it's fun. >> now we're used to seeing you in a half hour comedy "according to jim" and now what is it like for you as an actor going to a one-hour drama, where there is comedy in it but it's not the same type of acting? >> it's just much closer to the chest playing in a drama. you know, it's just closer to
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who you are. in sitcoms you kind of have to jump up the energy. it's almost doing a farce, you know. so, the energy is different. and the playing. but o 's also the time. sitcoms you work five days a week, maybe five hours a day. and on this show, we work 12 hours a day, and it's grueling endurance. but it's fun. >> well, hard work pays off. now, what is this buzz i'm hearing that you might get your buddy dan aykroyd to come on the show? >> yes, he said he'd like to play a judge and came up with an idea. he goes i'll be a judge that you don't get along with, that i never let you win, and you hate me, and then i get busted for solicitation on the strip and then i ask you to represent me. >> very good dan aykroyd imitation. >> and so we just said that's a terrific idea. but he's unavailable until january. >> well we'll be seeing you soon. jim belushi, thank you so much. you can catch "the defenders," the premiere tomorrow night at 10:00, 9:00 central right here on cbs.
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still ahead, she's written more than 100 books, most of them best-sellers. and now danielle steel is here , ah, focus group. so what are we testing here? that's our new pastrami grilled sandwich. oh, great. hey, are they happy we got rid of the rye bread? totally. they love our grilled artisan bread. they say it's the perfect compliment to the classic hot pastrami, melting cheese, deli mustard and pickles. awesome. hey, um what are we testing in that room? oh! nothing we were just hazin' the intern.
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r crash in san good morning. it's 8:25. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm elizabeth wenger. one person is dead after a car crash in san jose early this morning. it happened on the almaden expressway at o'grady drive around 3:00 a.m. roads are still blocked in the area. police say the car struck a pole then burst into flames. the driver was taken to the hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries. the passenger died at the scene. police are warning women to be on the alert after two attacks in oakland this weekend. the attacks happened near lake merritt in relatively secluded areas. the victims say they were robbed and sexually assaulted. police say the incidents were separate. east bay commuters get their second opportunity today to use a freeway express lane. with a fastrak solo drivers can take the carpool lane on interstate 680 southbound. there was some extra
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congestion yesterday as people tried to merge into the new lane. we have traffic and weather in just a moment. stay with us. ben and his family live on this block. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. re/max agents know their markets, and they care enough to get to know you, too. nobody sells more real estate than re/max.
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good morning. a tap of the brakes on the eastshore freeway. westbound 80 at willow slow from 4 to the bay bridge. bay bridge itself backed up
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all the way towards the maze. south 101 on the brakes from novato southbound to san rafael. a bit of a break approaching the waldo tunnel. towards the golden gate bridge, not bad. here's a live look at the area where traffic a little extra volume southbound side. james lick portion of 101 north- and southbound sluggish to 80. so give yourself some extra time. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >> hey, thanks, gianna. our forecast for the morning does include clouds. look at 'em, plenty of 'em out there at ocean beach this morning. cloudy conditions expected along the coastline for the morning and also for the afternoon. seven-day forecast does a good job of breaking it all down. lower 60s at the close with clouds. mix of sun and clouds at the bay with highs in the upper 60s and pretty cool today inland in the mid-70s with plenty of sunshine. similar temperatures and conditions for wednesday. but thursday is the turning point we're warming up. [ male announcer ] as the ceo of hp,
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welcome back to "the early show" on this tuesday morning. the time is 8:30. it's a little chilly here in new york. fall is right around the corner. coming up, as the sequel to "wall street" opens, we thought we'd look back at some of the iconic roles michael douglas has played in classics like "the american president," "basic instinct" and "fatal attraction," to name just a few. we're going to tell you our favorites, and check out some great clips from his films. >> so many to choose from, it was hard. >> it's true. >> plus it's a question that turns conventional wisdom on its head. is going to college worth the cost? so many people accumulate so much debt, it gets so expensive every year. we know you make more money if you have a college education, but in the end of the day, is it really worth it? we've got a panel of experts who
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are going to really tackle this subject. we have some of your questions that we're going to involve, as well. we're going to do that coming up in this half hour. >> plus, also, you will meet one of the top ten best-selling authors of all time. >> all time. >> danielle steel. she's written her 113th book. about a modern-day woman, and the inspiration that she gets from the native american ancestor. she's going to tell us all about it and about how on earth she does it. >> wow. and she looks incredible. but first, dave has a final check of the weather. take it away, dave. >> all right. well, good morning to you, everybody. great crowd. yeah! nice to see you. just a quick reminder, the alzheimer's association has all
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and that's a quick look at the weather picture. enjoy the weather where you are this morning. maggie, inside to you. >> thank you, dave. it's been said that her own life is like, well, a danielle steel novel. wherever she gets her inspiration, it is certainly working, because this prolific author has sold more than half a billion copies of her books. her latest work is called "legacy" and danielle steel herself is here to tell us about it. such a pleasure. good morning. >> thank you. thank you so much. >> i love this book because it forced me to ask myself a
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question, what kind of person do you want to be? do you want to be the kind of person who handles challenges with courage like one of your main characters? or like your other main character, the type of person who is scared of everything? >> and waits for it to happen. >> and at the end you realize ipt a no-brainer which one is better. >> i agree. i agree. i fell in love with the character. but i like the other one, too, because she's very human and she falls in to a lot of the pitfalls that we all do. but the brave sioux girl is irresistible. >> the sioux girl, she is the daughter of a sioux chief. who lived a long time ago. and her name is wachiwi. how did you find this character? >> she came to me. i loved the story that there are sioux indians that stayed in france in the time of the court of louis xvi they came over as guests of the court and stayed. and i wanted to find a character that would fit with that. and i came up with this character, and then i fell in
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love with her. >> so you found out that little nugget about the sioux indians. and from that you just wove this incredible story. >> yeah. >> that's how it usually happens for you? >> i get a tiny idea. >> amazing. >> and from what it grows. >> you have done that a total of 113 times. >> i have. >> and sold 590 million books. do you think that they get better as you go on? >> i'd like to think so. i hope so. i worked very hard to make each one a little better and different than the last one. i push myself very hard. and i love what i do. >> do you go back and read your old books? >> no. once they're published they're gone forever. >> why? >> because i'm working on new ones. just they're gone. sometimes i read them a little bit. but usually not. >> are you working on your next book already? >> two of them. >> how do you do it? where do you find -- because, by the way, your life is kind of busy outside of this. >> yes, my life is always busy. i have nine children. that keeps everybody busy. >> i did not know that about you, but i open this book and i
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see to my beloved children, beatrice, trevor, todd, nick, sam, victoria, vanessa, max, and sarah. nine children. what's the age range? >> 22 to 39. >> and you still have just one lives at home? >> i have one at home. holding on dearly. >> what are you going to do after that? a new chapter? >> write more books. they keep me busy. i see them all the time, and we travel together, and i live with them. but it's been very hard after being mostly a mom, to develop an adult life of my own. and not being married anymore, i have to come up with challenges. so i get into all kinds of things like starting art galleries and traveling. visiting my children. annoying them endlessly. >> who knows, maybe you'll find a romantic adventure like something out of your books. >> those are pretty scary. >> but some of them are great. >> those are wonderful. >> why don't you like, i understand that you don't like to be called a romance novelist.
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but your books, each one, is so romantic. >> well, because they're not really about romance. it's an element in life. but i think of romance novels as more of a category, and i write about the situations we all deal with. loss and war and illness and jobs and careers, and good things, bad things, crimes, whatever. and i really write more about the human condition. >> but luckily it's always love that seems to get us through, huh? >> hope, i say. hope even more than love. >> thank you, danielle. >> thank you so much. appreciate it. thanks for having me. >> and we would like to invite our readers, our viewers to get an excerpt of "legacy" on our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. harry, back over to you. >> all right. thanks, maggie. now to the growing debate over whether college is really worth it. in fact, the cost of college has increased roughly 25% over the past decade alone. the average four-year tuition at
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a public university, $56,000 for four years. for a private school, $140,000 for four years. and if you need to borrow money, boy, the news only gets worse. americans owe, listen to this, close to $830 million in student loan debt. that is more than the national credit card debt. who knew that? factor in a record unemployment rate of nearly 5% among those with college degrees. people start to wonder, hmm, what to do. is college overrated? joining us this morning with their thoughts our early show financial adviser ray martin, child and adolescent psychologist and "early" show contributor dr. jennifer hartstein and career expert nicole williams. good morning to you all. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> this is very interesting. because you look at some of the numbers. one of the lowest number and the unemployment rate is people with college educations at 5%. higher than it ought to be but it's still the lowest.
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and you also realize people who have a college education far outearn people with less education. so those are the things we know going in. but you say there are some real pitfalls out there, especially when it comes to debt. >> well, those student loan numbers are astounding. why is there a student loan epidemic in this country? most families are not rich enough to pay for college with their children with cash but they're not broke enough to get enough financial aid and grants to subsidize the cost. and as a result two-thirds of folks lean on student loans. they get into student loan debt. the average student loan debt in this country is somewhere north of $23,000. that's average. there are so many more, with double or triple those numbers. >> and some people say okay, this makes sense to me. this is good debt. this is kind of a good debt. is there such a thing as good debt? >> i used to fall in the camp where i thought student loan debt was good debt. colleges will tell you that. student loan companies like sallie mae, of course they'll
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tell you, and it's a belief that it is. i'm saying it's a myth. there are these myth busters to prove it. the 15-year default rate on student loans is north of 20%. higher than any other kind of consumer debt in the country. >> wow. >> there's no other loan in the country where you can borrow six figures without any income or assets to prove you can repay it. >> except your degree? >> it's like giving a child a car without training or license to drive it. and lastly here, the collection rules for student loans are the harshest in the country. if you make a mistake and borrow way more than you're ever going to earn, you can't charge off in bankruptcy and your wages get ganached and you won't get a job. >> there's a lot of reality that people need to be especially in these very difficult times, need to be facing with their eyes wide open. and if the contention is true, and i think it,if so many people whose families make enough money that they don't really qualify for significant financial aid, they're stuck between a rock and
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a hard place, how do you have the conversation, in the family, to say, you know what, you may not be going off to state u. this fall. >> exactly. and i think you need to be honest with your kids starting earlier than senior year when everybody in that herd mentality is going to college. you need to start to talk about what other options might be available. what other options they might want to do. maybe they really have an interest in something that's not found by education so they can go pursue a love of cooking and take a cooking class for a semester and go to paris and be a pastry chef and an apprentice of some sort. so you can really find other alternatives. they call it a gap year, to get finances in order to build up some resources to help you later. >> just go work for a year. >> and it's really up to the family to start to talk about what the reality is. because people even who have means for a significant period of time might have lost them with all of the changes in the economy. >> it's funny, because i've been reading about this a lot. in the paper today, it talks about higher education, equals higher pay. not a high school graduate, make
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24 grand in a year. if you're a college graduate, you get to 55 on average. is the degree -- the degree, i have to argue that the degree is worth it. >> yes. >> just depends on how much you spend for it. >> absolutely. and how -- what your experience is over the course of that college diploma. are you meeting people? are you getting real, tangible work experiences that you can leverage and differentiate yourself once you've graduated. >> or life experiences. >> yes. and that's exactly it, harry. because the degree is, without question, there are a lot of industries you're not even going to be considered without the college diploma. but at the end of the day what the employer is looking for in this kind of economy is someone who has a proven track record. that is through a trade program, through internships. it's through relationships, leverage your alumni community. that's how you're going to find a job. it's not just purely this piece of paper. >> you know what, back to ray's original point. we've been checking with our facebook pages and talking to our viewers, and they've been
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talking to us, here's, this is from rhonda on facebook, she says i've not been able to get a full-time teaching position, then i got this wild idea, why don't i go get a masters. i could get hired, she was passed up. she now has $80,000 in student loans. ay-yi-yi, she can't make more than $15,000 subbing. she's really between a rock and a hard place. >> yeah. you know, harry, here's where the degree is worth it. but the economics of what you paid for it, the two have to be in balance here. for rhonda, you know, that's not very good advice. all i can tell rhonda here is look into income-based repayment option on your student loans where the payment can be 10% or less of your income to be able to afford it. and there's public service loan forgiveness for folks working in not for profit teaching professions. something rhonda could consider here. you don't want to be in that place first of all. >> here's another viewer says, my oldest child's 6. we encourage him all the time to strive for a college degree. we plan to have him go to a
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community college first, not just to save a little money, but because i want them to have extra time to mature. >> that point around maturity. so that you can leverage that college experience so that you're not just drinking that college degree away or -- >> what a lot of pressure can do. >> that's going to be more meaningful. to be more meaningful experience at the end of the day if you're working to be part of it. it becomes much more yours. >> case in point, i didn't go to ivy league school, i went to community college and worked my way through school and served in the military. didn't turn out too badly. >> just going to say. the other thing is, you go to a community college you would be shocked at the transfer opportunities out of those into some very, very, very good schools. >> absolutely. >> all right, well listen, we kind of got a lot of stuff done. if you have a question about t college cost at home, or student loans, ask our experts via e-mail, facebook, or twitter. we may answer you right here on
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"the early show." this is good. this is good. way to go, guys. we're going to be right back. you're watching "the early show" we're going to be right back. you're watching "the early show" on cbs.,,,,,, our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions.
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we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
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this portion of "the early show" sponsored by "tinkerbell and the great fairy rescue" now available on blu-ray and dvd. we spoke about michael douglas earlier, and it's hard to believe it's been more than 20 years since his "wall street" character gordon gekko told us that greed is good. now douglas stars in the highly anticipated sequel, "wall street: money never sleeps." >> you some kind of energy freedom fighter? >> no, mr. gekko, i'm just looking to make money like anybody else. >> what about money? do you like her? >> do i like her? i've never thought about money as a she. >> oh. she's lying there in bed at night with you, looking at you,
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one eye open, money never sleeps. >> well, we decided to take a look at some of our favorite michael douglas films with the help of dalton ross, assistant managing editor of "entertainment weekly" magazine. good morning, dalton. >> good morning, julie. >> first of all, what is the buzz on this sequel? >> first off all, it's oliver stone's first sequel. which is interesting. more interesting than that, how do you have a character off the shelf for 23 years and then come back and be played by the same actor. i think it's fascinating. people want to see what happened to gordon gekko. is he reformed? is he a good guy? is he back to his oily ways? >> do we want him back to his oily ways? >> i kind of do. i kind of do. that's what made him great. i mean, that's what won michael doug has the academy award. >> how's it going to compare to the first one? are you setting yourself up to say, it's not as good? >> it's honestly a tough hurdle. because the first one wasn't just great performances. it really tapped into the
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culture of the time, the economic climate, all of those things, in the '80s. so, you know, obviously in a different economic climate now. how is this going to tap into that? >> i think it does a pretty good job. >> harry's on board. >> harry and i saw it last night at the premiere. >> there's oscar buzz for michael douglas. >> absolutely. and michael douglas has throughout his career, such a range that he can do. i think it's going to be really fun for him to be able to come back and play this character. what a great character to play. >> he won the oscar for the original one. >> he did. >> which is dave's favorite michael douglas film. >> there were a lot of great michael douglas movies. but in this movie he literally disappeared. you didn't see an actor. . you saw gordon gekko. and i think that's why all these years later, the character remains so strong. that it will bring people back. still even at the time, all that tension was on wall street. and now, 20-something years later it's back on wall street again. >> that movie was prophetic, as it turns out. >> yeah, certainly so.
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>> look at that. it's either gordon gekko or pat riley. >> by the way, pat riley was at the premiere. >> all right, dalton ross, what is your favorite michael douglas film? >> i've got a lot. when i was a kid i loved "romancing the stone." and i kind of knew it was a "raiders of the lost ark" rip-off and i kind of didn't care. an amazing adventure and you had a great, you know, chemistry between him and kathleen turner, and danny devito. it was so fun. then as i get older i look at some of his darker roles, like "basic instinct." the most famous leg cross in cinematic history. and you look at michael douglas. he's had a lot of strong female roles in a lot of these movies and the best actor makes everyone around him better. i think he did that in "basic instinct." >> erica, i know you like him paired up with kathleen turner. >> yes, "the war of the roses." someone asked me yesterday morning, and it was the first one i could think of. >> why? >> it's just the first one that
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came to my head. it's just, to me, it was just this -- i haven't seen this movie in years. >> it was dark, though. >> it is. absolutely it's dark. >> you think -- >> you think it's going to have a happy ending where they're going to reconcile and live happily ever after. not so much. >> maggie and i went mainstream. >> which couldn't be more different from each other, "the american president" which is this sweet movie where he's a single dad with a daughter, widower in the white house, falls in love with a lobbyist played by annette bening. and then "fatal attraction." >> you have a dark side, maggie. >> that is my all-time favorite, favorite. i have seen this movie 500,000 times. and he's not going to be ignored. he goes on and on and on. only michael douglas can play this role, where you're actually sympathetic to a cheating husband. >> i know! >> no one else could get away with that than michael douglas. >> that was 1987. same year as "wall street," the ultimate villain and the
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ultimate sympathetic character. >> shout-out to glenn close, because she really brought him out. >> her eyes in that movie. >> freaks me out to even talk about it. >> anyone boiling bunnies, just -- >> get that restraining order. >> all right. your favorite michael douglas film? >> not so of 0en seen, remember when he plays this guy who's working for a defense contractor, and he just wreaks havoc -- >> in "falling down." >> stunning. kind of a movie of its time. >> was that panned at the time? i thought -- >> it was controversial. it wasn't panned. it was controversial. it was filmed during some of the l.a. riots. what about having someone else's skin. look at this look there. he's usually a suave, dashing guy and he looks like nerd gone wrong. he really sold it. >> very impressive. dalton, great to have you here, as always. a lot of netflixing going on. >> that's right. >> all right. listen, have a great day, everybody. your local news is next.
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headlines... it is 8:55. good morning, everyone. i'm sydnie kohara with your cbs 5 news headlines. police are warning women to be on the alert after two attacks in oakland this weekend. those attacks happened near lake merritt in relatively secluded areas. the victims say they were robbed, then sexually assaulted. san jose police investigating a crash that killed an 18-year-old this morning. this happened on the almaden expressway near o'grady drive. police say the car struck a pole then burst into flames. traffic is still backed up there. and pg&e has now posted maps showing the riskiest gas pipeline in the state. the pipe segments are listed if they meet various criteria, including whether there's been construction nearby and whether there is any pipe corrosion. politicians pressured the utility to make that list public. traffic and weather right after this. ,,,,
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when it comes to veterans, no one fights harder than jerry mcnerney. when some vets were forced to travel hours for care, mcnerney fought for a new v.a. medical facility, and won. mcnerney took on washington gridlock, to improve care for vets with traumatic brain injuries. his plan became law. that's why vfw state commander dave norris endorsed mcnerney. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i'm honored to approve this message. thanks, dad. good morning. i'm going to start off with live look at the golden gate bridge right now where you can see traffic is at a standstill northbound headed into marin county. accident southbound 101, just as you come on the bridge
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here. it's involving a motorcycle and several other vehicles. injuries reported. you can see those flashing lights out there at the top of your screen. that's where they are holding traffic on that southbound side both directions of the golden gate bridge. you can expect delays through there. we'll keep you updated on that. elsewhere checking your drive on 680, not too bad if you make your way between 84 and 237 where the carpool lanes are. but north of there traffic really busy at least on 580 all the way down to 84 so give yourself some extra time. that's a look that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. our forecast for the morning, boy, we have a nice day expected. sunshine galore from the mount vaca cam. seven-day forecast, more clouds expected at the coast with cooler temperatures in the lower 60s. mix of sun and clouds around the bay with highs near 70 degrees. and the mid-70s inland with plenty of sunshine. today will be cooler, tomorrow a lot like today. and warmer weather expected thursday through monday. ,,,,,,,,
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